A Month

Yesterday, I checked my mails (traditional, not e-). I notice one from KFnrD. Luckily, it inform that I succeeded in qualification for a IT course at ICM. This course is mainly about modelling biological processes on computers. So I will be learning algorithms and implementing them for a week, instead of going to school. All costs, including transport and accommodation fees, will be refunded by KFnrD.

After that, I’ll have two weeks of winter holidays. Then I’m going for another week to Gliwice, where I’ll be writing second stage of Olympiad in Informatics.

In the other hand, I’ll spend more time on learning and less on resting during these weeks. However, I’ll be studying that, what I like.

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What should I write here?

I ask this question once again over few days. One thing is sure, It wouldn’t be about my feelings ;-). Maybe it’s good idea to show some of my drafts.

Linux as a desktop system?
Some people claim that linux based distributions are ready for desktops. My thoughts are a bit different. I’ve been using SUSE for a year and found that in many points OSS (open source software) isn’t good enough. Sometimes it crashes and you need to repair it. In the other hand, OSS is more powerful and let you to use in the way you want. To keep it short, linux desktop distros perform well, but require your knowledge and attention.

Behind consumer line: Bielsko Business Center
Bielsko Business Center company that build and maintain shopping gallery “Sfera” in the centre of Bielsko-Bia?a. I live in this city and like to know some date about this company. However firm doesn’t provide any useful information about itself. Moreover it starts building another shopping gallery on the other side of same street. Who/What stand behind it?

The State of Poland
How does typical day look in Poland? What are our attitudes to market/politic? What are I and my peers doing in free time? How about economy? To summarize, series of posts describing Polish reality to foreigners.

If you like to see one of those posts, give me your opinion.

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Gallery added

Today I added gallery. I modified a bit lazyest gallery plugin. The main different is change name “lazyest-index.php” to “gallery.php”. You can access it by typing gallery.php after my primary adress. It’s makeshift way, I will work on a better usability. By the way, I’m going to change design of this website. I will probably write my first theme.

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… is for me (almost) always hard. What should I write here? OK, I am going to clarify my thoughts.

Who Am I?
I’m 17 year old high school student. I’m Pole and I live in Bielsko-Bia?a (mid-city in southern Poland). I’m interested in IT, economic, … (too long list to be mentioned here). I have sometimes thoughts, analyses, thoughts, code that might be useful for someone. You can recognize me in internet easily as I used unique (7 January 2006, said by google) nickname “Jakozaur”.
What I’m doing recently?
I participating in Polish Olympiad in Informatics (algorithm contest). That activity consume lot of time in two ways:

  • I need learn some extra things (like Dijkstra algorithm)
  • and solve some tasks as a practice.

I prefer to code in C++, but in school I’m forced to write in Pascal.

This year I’m also preparing for CAE (English exam). I go to private Language school twice a week for one and a half hour. I’m learning without paying any charge, because I’m in a group of 12 best students (I’m still wondering how I get to it).

Some time ago I was involved a bit in porting linux to my palmtop and in writing articles on polish wikipedia.

I’m also studying in local cisco academy.

Hmm.. that’s enough for now.

Why I’m writing this blog?
I was making my homepage more then few times. All previous attempts have failed. The reasons were my skills and time. I’m very selective at graphic, but unfortunately I’m not graphic designer. So, I was unable to create design that would meet my expectations. WordPress looks nice and easy to use and expand, so I gave it a try. I was also considering opera blog, but I prefer to not have brand/company name in address.

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